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Fall Planting of Trees and Shrubs

Fall Planting of Trees and Shrubs

Fall is the perfect time for planting trees and shrubs!
Leafy Greens – Fall-friendly Crops Extend the Harvest Season

Leafy Greens – Fall-friendly Crops Extend the Harvest Season

Leafy greens love the cool temperatures of spring and fall. They’re easy and fast to grow and the perfect crop for beginning vegetable gardeners.
Top 5 Well-behaved Perennial Groundcovers

Top 5 Well-behaved Perennial Groundcovers

If you have a lot of landscape to cover and are looking for a low maintenance, inexpensive way to do it, then look for perennial groundcover plants. Perennial plants will return year after year!
5 Ways to Water Containers While on Vacation

5 Ways to Water Containers While on Vacation

Nobody wants to be welcomed home by crispy, dead plants! Here are five ways to water your container plants while you’re out of town.
Tips for Harvesting and Preserving Herbs

Tips for Harvesting and Preserving Herbs

Get the most from your favorite herbs by knowing when to harvest and how to save them for later.
6 Heat-Loving Plant Combos for Containers

6 Heat-Loving Plant Combos for Containers

Try an expert-recommended combo of plants that will withstand hot weather in your next container display.
Top 10 Deer Resistant Plants for Your Garden

Top 10 Deer Resistant Plants for Your Garden

Gardeners who live in heavily deer-populated areas know just how frustrating it can be to see their hard work trampled and eaten by hungry, roaming deer. One of the best options to keep deer at bay is to incorporate plants that deer don't like into your garden.
Use Your Summer Harvest: Fresh Tomatoes 5 Ways

Use Your Summer Harvest: Fresh Tomatoes 5 Ways

If you're looking for new ways to use your tomatoes, try some of these ideas!
15 Plants That Safely Repel Mosquitos

15 Plants That Safely Repel Mosquitos

Quite a few common plants contain natural compounds that mosquitos find offensive and avoid.
Get to Know Celosia

Get to Know Celosia

The flowers of this fun, soft-to-the-touch plant come in vivid colors that kids and adults love. Learn a little about where this whimsical plant came from and why it is so popular.
6 Beautiful Edible Plants for Containers

6 Beautiful Edible Plants for Containers

Read more to see our blue-ribbon picks to beautify your small-space garden.
Tips for Choosing the Best Annuals

Tips for Choosing the Best Annuals

Do you walk into a garden center and think, "Where do I even start?" We know the feeling, so we have put together our pro-tips on choosing the best annuals to make your experience enjoyable!
Tips for Planting Roses

Tips for Planting Roses

Finding the best rose and planting it might feel like a daunting task, but with these tips you can choose the right rose for your garden and plant it with confidence.
Top 10 Ways to Celebrate June Outdoors

Top 10 Ways to Celebrate June Outdoors

You can find gardening related holidays seeded all throughout the year, but June is practically exploding with days and ways to have some festive fun!
Tips for Tomato Caging, Staking and Pruning

Tips for Tomato Caging, Staking and Pruning

These tips require very little effort but can have a big effect on the health of your tomato plants and the quality and timing of your harvest.
Grilling with Fresh Herbs

Grilling with Fresh Herbs

Use herbs from your garden to add layers of flavor to grilled foods. A fresh supply of herbs make the tastiest marinades and rubs.
10 Hanging Basket Ideas

10 Hanging Basket Ideas

No matter if you're looking for a new twist or are new to hanging baskets, here are ten tailor-made suggestions to try.
Edible Landscaping: A New Trend in Outdoor Living

Edible Landscaping: A New Trend in Outdoor Living

Adding edible plants, berries and fruits to your traditional garden scheme is a clever way to add beauty as well as reduce your food costs.
Tips for Raised Garden Beds

Tips for Raised Garden Beds

Putting together a raised wooden bed is one of the easiest and most rewarding garden projects.
Top 10 Tips – Caring for Flowering Indoor Plants

Top 10 Tips – Caring for Flowering Indoor Plants

Flowering potted plants are a quick way to add color, freshness and a designer touch to interiors.
TIP: Creating Attractive Combination Containers

TIP: Creating Attractive Combination Containers

It's SPRING! Which means you can start filling your landscape, deck and balcony with colorful combos. Here are a few tips to make the most attractive combination containers.
Get to Know Miniature Roses for Mother’s Day

Get to Know Miniature Roses for Mother’s Day

Gifting a mini rose is a symbol of your love for Mom and other important women role models in your life!
Unconventional Garden Vessels

Unconventional Garden Vessels

In nature, plants occupy every imaginable niche on the planet. Since almost everything is a potential substrate for plant life, we can have fun with the quirky adaptability of plants by intentionally vegetating re-purposed objects.
Growing Herbs and Vegetables for Pets

Growing Herbs and Vegetables for Pets

Most house pets can enjoy a range of fresh foods as part of their overall diets. Many of the herbs and vegetables among these foods are quite easy to grow in containers.
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Frost Map with Dates

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